* Classes with labs may have differing numbers of credits. Students may take only one intersession class per semester.

Intersession FAQ 

What are intersession classes?

Intersession classes are full credit courses that meet for three weeks in between semesters, three hours a day Monday through Friday. Because of the intense schedule, students may only enroll in one intersession class per semester.


How are they different from regular classes?

Because of the short time period, classes are intense and require a significant amount of work outside the classroom. Many students find that being immersed in a single subject they are studying every day helps them learn and retain better.


How much do they cost?

Tuition is included in full-time tuition provided you are within the 12-19 hour window the following semester, but there is a $20 per credit hour course fee, so a 3-credit intersession course costs $60, which is folded in to your charges for the following semester. If you are on financial aid, be sure to speak to a financial aid counselor about your options for intersession courses.


I live on campus. What about room and board?

Great news! If you live on campus, have a meal plan, and are enrolled in at least one intersession class, there will be no additional charges for housing or meals for the three weeks that you are taking your intersession course.


Who should take an intersession course?

There are many reasons to take an intersession course. Students may have fallen behind or switched majors and need an extra class to stay on track for timely graduation. They may want to reduce their course load the following semester so they have more time to focus on each class. They may have had difficulty passing a course, and want to retake it in an immersive atmosphere without the distraction of 3–5 other classes.


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◼︎ ACC 200: Introduction to Financial Accounting

The interpretation and use of financial accounting information.

M–F, 8-10:45am

Prof: Amber Cole


◼︎ ACC 220: Managerial Accounting 

Prerequisite(s): ACC 200. The use of accounting information in managerial decision-making.

M–F, 11am-1:45pm 

Prof: Valerie Simmons 


◼︎ BSC 432 & BSC 432L: Economic Botany and Economic Botany Lab* 

Prerequisite(s): BSC 110/BSC 110L, BSC 111/BSC 111L, BSC 226/BSC 226L or consent of instructor. Concurrent registration in BSC 432L is required. Origin, distribution and significance of plants most important to man. Note: Course may be counted toward a major in biological sciences

M–F, 8-10:45am class; M–F 11am–1:45pm lab 

Prof: Michael Davis

*Class and lab are two credits each.


◼︎ CJ 330: Criminal Law 

Prerequisite(s): CJ 200. A survey of applied substantive criminal law with emphasis on the most common criminal offenses.

M–F, 11am-1:45pm 

Prof: Philip Carlan 


◼︎ ENG 203: World Literature 

Acquaints students with a range of world literature representing a diversity of geography, historical period and genre.

M–F, 11am-1:45pm 

Prof: Angela Ball 


◼︎ FLM 170: Introduction to Film Studies

An examination of the formal aspects of style and narrative in Hollywood narrative cinema, art cinema narration, avant-garde and documentary film.

M–F, 2pm-4:45pm

Prof: Miles Doleac


◼︎ FSC 445 & FSC 445L: Crime Scene Documentation*

Prerequisite(s): FSC 140, FSC 140L, and FSC 141. Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in FSC 445L is required. The processing of a crime scene, including crime scene photography, sketching of the crime scene and collecting and processing evidence. 

M–F, 8-10:45am 

Prof: Dean Bertram

*Class is three credits and lab is one credit.


◼︎ HIS 102: World Civilizations 1500 to the Present 

This course traces the development of human societies into the “modern world,” from around 1500 C.E.  to the present day. It stresses the interrelations of past cultures, comparing and contrasting the experiences of peoples and civilizations with one another.

M–F, 8–10:45am 

Prof: Joshua Haynes


◼︎ HPR 351: Inclusive Recreation and Sport for a Diverse Society 

A study of the best practices regarding the concepts of and techniques for providing and evaluating inclusive community recreation services and sport services.

M–F, 8–10:45am 

Prof: Frederick Green


◼︎ KIN 301: Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in BSC 250, BSC 250L. Analysis of the structural/functional aspects of human movement. 

M–F, 8-10:45am 

Prof: Scotty Piland 


◼︎ KIN 471: Physiological Principles of Resistance Training

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in KIN 301, KIN 308/308L and 2.50 GPA. Course is designed to educate exercise science students on how the human body adapts to physiological stress imposed by resistance training and conditioning.

M–F, 8-10:45am 

Prof: Nicholas Castro 


◼︎ MAT 100: Quantitative Reasoning

Prerequisite(s): ACT Math subscore ≥ 17 or C or higher in MAT 99. Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MAT 100L waives the prerequisite. Logic, probability, finance. Satisfies no prerequisite for any other mathematics course.

M–F, 5–7:45pm

Prof: TBA


◼︎ MAT 101: College Algebra

Prerequisite(s): Math ACT ≥ 20 or a grade of C or better in MAT 99 or MAT 101L. Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MAT 101L waives the prerequisite. Functions and graphs, linear equations and inequalities, non-linear equations, including exponential and logarithmic equations. 

M–F, 11am–1:45pm

Prof: Emileigh Sones 


◼︎ NSG 480: Critical Care Elective

Introduction to concepts encountered in critical care nursing using reality-based learning strategies through clinical simulations, case studies and clinical problem-solving.

M–F, 8–10:45am

Prof: Jill Rushing


◼︎ PLS 492: Special Problems in Paralegal Studies

Prerequisite: Consent of the director

M–F, 11am–1:45pm

Prof: Angela Burton


◼︎ PSY 110: General Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and experience.

M–F, 11am–1:45pm

Prof: Lucas Keefer


◼︎ PSY 360: Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

An introduction to the principles and techniques of statistics commonly employed in the behavioral sciences.

M–F, 2–4:45pm

Prof: Aaron Fath




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◼︎ HYD 423: Hydrographic Data Analysis

Prerequisite(s): HYD 420, HYD 420L.  Introduction to the specific hydrographic requirements of the offshore industry and the positioning and bathymetric data acquisition methods used to address those requirements.

M–F, 8-10:45am

Prof: TBA





◼︎ BA 100: Introduction to Business

An introductory course to the major aspects of the business world. Not open to juniors and seniors enrolled in the College of Business. 

Prof: Wanda Fennell


◼︎ BA 310: Professional Ethics

The study of the codes of ethics and standards of conduct of professional organizations in accounting, finance, law, and other business areas.

Prof: Maurice Forsythe 


◼︎ FIN 200: Personal Finance

Personal financial management; borrowing sources/costs; auto, property, life insurance; home ownership financing; personal investment strategy; long-range personal financial planning. 

Prof: Jonathan Morgan


◼︎ MUS 165: The Enjoyment of Music

Study of the basic elements of music necessary for intelligent listening and appreciation.

Prof: TBA 


◼︎ NFS 362: Nutrition

Study of the body’s need for foods, including the chemistry of digestion, metabolism and nutritive requirements of the body during the life cycle

Prof: Theresa Walker-Cartwright  


◼︎ PS 101: American Government

An introduction to American national government and politics.

Prof: Joseph Weinberg


◼︎ SM 203: Introduction to Sport Management

An overview of the history, foundation, and career opportunities in the sport industry. 

Prof: Brandon Allen


◼︎ SM 400: Security and Risk Management of Sport

An overview of security issues and effective risk management strategies for sport organizations and event organizers. Legal concepts related to facility and employee management, event safety and security planning, risk assessment, and emergency preparedness. 

Prof: John Miller


◼︎ SM 410: Introduction to Sport Marketing

SM majors or minors of junior or senior standing only. An analysis of sport promotion processes, finance, consumer behavior, marketing, and principles of athletic fundraising.

Prof: Joseph Croft 


◼︎ SM 412: Sport Economics

SM majors or minors of junior or senior standing only. An introduction to the methodologies, theories, and analyses of economics and finance as they relate to the amateur and professional sport entities.  

Prof: Stacey Hall


◼︎ SM 466: Sport Facility and Event Management

Prerequisite(s): SM major or minor only. Course will provide introduction to the concepts and processes in the management of sport facilities and events.

Prof: Joseph Croft  


◼︎ SOC 101: Understanding Society:Principles of Sociology

Prerequisite to all other sociology courses. Designed to give a general overview of the perspectives, concepts, and methodology of sociology.

Prof: Matthew Ward 

◼︎ SOC 214: The Family  

An analysis of the structure and functions of the family as an institution and the factors making for family change.

Prof: TBA